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Power shut off automatically

After pressing the power buttton, the lights and fans are all runs but soon after 3-4 seconds it get off automatically.

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Windows not shutting down


If there are programs (Norton, McAfee, other bigger programs) running in the background it will take a while for Windows to shut down. If you can't wait for it to shut down, you can press/hold the power button down for a few seconds and Windows will shut down.

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What is the possible problem when your computer is automatic shutdown while using?


A number of things - all bad.
If I were betting on problems I've experienced, I'd be betting on reasons #5, #6 (memory), or
reason #8 (overheating due to failing fan), unless its reason #3 (virus).

(1) you laptop (if you have a laptop) battery is dying, and the system is hibernating in response to the low power indication.
(2) your computer's "Standby" button is being accidentally pressed (or the button has failed), and the computer is going into "Standby mode" since it thinks that the "Standby" button has just been pressed.
(3) a virus/worm/Trojan horse/spyware or other malware infecting your system can cause a system restart. While your computer is actually up, run an anti-virus scan and let it run until the system
shuts itself down, and keep running these anti-virus scans until it finds something, or the scan
finally runs to completion. Only when malware is eliminated as the cause of your system shutdowns can you proceed to address any other cause(s) of random system restarts/shutdowns.
(4) You're accidentally pressing the system "Reset" or "Power off" button (if you system is a tower).
(5) Your computer has developed a memory error in the area of RAM where the kernel is resident.
(6) Your computer has developed a memory error in the area of RAM where the ROM BIOS is loaded.
In the case of #5, or #6 perform an in-depth system memory diagnostic using your system's
ROM BIOS resident diagnostics. Access these diagnostic programs by entering SETUP while
your system is booting - usually by holding down F2 (or other system-specific function key) while the system is booting.
(7) Other software problem(s)
In this case, boot your system (and use it for awhile) in SAFE MODE. Safe mode is selected by holding down F8 (or other system specific function key). If you system does not randomly restart while in safe mode, then you have a software problem causing the restarts when in "nonSafe mode"

For Windows XP users

Windows XP is designed to automatically reboot each time an error occurs such as a BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). Although this may be nice for errors that do not occur often, users who have a re-occurring error may wish to identify the error to troubleshoot it. Below are the steps on how this feature can be disabled and enabled in Windows XP.

1. From the desktop right-click on My Computer.
2. Click the Properties option.
3. In the System Properties window click the Advanced tab.
4. In Advanced click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery.
5. In the Startup and Recovery window uncheck the Automatically restart check box.
6. Click Ok.

Now if the computer generates an error it should not automatically restart and enable you to display any errors your computer may be experiencing.

(8) Possible Heat related issue

Many computers today are designed to turn off or automatically reboot if the computer, processor, or other device in your computer gets too hot. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer. If the CPU fan is starting to fail, the motherboard will shutdown the PC when the CPU
temperature exceeds a CMOS-set threshold, which protects the CPU from a thermal meltdown.

First, verify the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and see if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer (e.g. CPU fan and/or
a tower case fan (if you system has one)) you will need to either open the computer and visually verify that all fans are working.

If your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans enter CMOS Setup and verify it does not report any errors.

(9) Issue with the operating system (operating system bug)

If after following each of the above recommendations your computer still continues to reboot it is likely that you are experiencing a Microsoft Windows operating system related issue (an operating system bug). To help make sure this is the case try the below steps.

1. Reboot the computer and enter CMOS setup as the computer is booting.
2. After you have loaded the computer in CMOS setup let the computer sit for a long time.

If the computer does not reboot while letting the computer sit in CMOS it is likely that you are in fact experiencing an issue with Microsoft Windows and it is recommend that if you have followed all of the above recommendations that you reinstall Microsoft Windows - or, since you're running
WinXP Service Pack 2, you may want to simply install (free) Service pack 3 and/or Service Pack 4,
and see if that resolves the operating system bug issue. Note that Windows XP SP2 is a particularly stable version of Windows, and it is unlikely that your "random restart" issue is going to be an operating system bug.

Sep 19, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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I need to hard reset my sonyo zio


Zio Hard Reset From Cricket corporate

WARNING: This process will clear all user settings and downloaded apps. Data on the SD Memory Card and My Backup will be retained. Prior to following the steps below, ensure the phone is powered off.

1. Power off the phone.

a. Press and hold red END key for 2 seconds >> Phone Options >> select Power Off >> Phone will shut down >> Ok

a)

2. Remove battery for 15 seconds & replace battery.

3. Power up the phone.

a. Press and hold red END key for 2 seconds and wait until the device powers up completely.

b)

4. Power off the phone.

a. Press and hold red END key for 2 seconds >> Phone Options >> select Power Off >> Phone will shut down >> Ok

Procedure, cont.

5. Press and continue to hold the Volume Up button using your left thumb.

6. While still holding the Volume Up key, use your right hand to depress the green Send key, the white Track ball and the red End key (sequential order).

7. Continue to hold all 4 until keys completely down until the handset vibrates twice then let go of the keys & track ball.

a. Formatting Data and Cache appears

1. If you do not see the above (Formatting Data and Cache) redo steps 1 through 7.

2. If you get a Fast Boot, Self Test or Blue screen redo steps 1 through 7.

8. Allow the phone to completely reboot. This may take a few moments.

9. The phone has now been re-set to factory default settings. Please proceed through standard set up and activation procedures.



NOTE: If you receive a self-test screen or blue screen, the hard reset was done incorrectly. Please try again, from step 1.

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PC keeps shutting down and then re-boots automatically about every 20 minutes .


Shut it down.
Remove the power-cord.
Buy a can of compressed air ($3 to $5).
Remove the side panel(s).
Hold the can of air vertically (do not tilt it),
and blow away the dust from everywhere: inside the power-supply,
between the "blades" on the heat-sink & fan on top of the CPU.

Replace the side panels.
Reconnect the power.
Start it up.
Click Start
Right-mouse click on My Computer
Choose Properties
Choose Advanced.
Under "Startup and Recovery", click "Settings".
Click to disable "Reboot Automatically".
The next time that it crashes, what error-messages _stay_ on the screen?



Oct 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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IMac 10.4.11 all of a sudden only boots in safe mode


try resetting the SMC and the NVRAM. This occasionally stores the startup state and any keystrokes used during boot. Common issue with all intel macs. Resetting PRAM and NVRAM 1. Shut down the computer. 2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4. 3. Turn on the computer. 4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears. 5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time. 6. Release the keys. Your computer's PRAM and the NVRAM are reset to the default values. The clock settings may be reset to a default date on some models. To reset the SMC on an iMac 1. From the Apple menu, choose Shut Down (or if the computer is not responding, hold the power button for approximately ten seconds until it powers off). 2. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord. 3. Wait at least 15 seconds. The SMC reset occurs automatically once the iMac has been unplugged from the AC power source for several seconds. 4. Plug the power cord back in, making sure the power button is not being pressed at the time. 5. Reconnect your keyboard and mouse to the computer. 6. Press the power button on the back to start up your computer. Note: The iMac does not have a button on the main logic board for resetting the SMC, which eliminates the need to remove the computer?s cover to reset it (as required for some other models).

Jun 10, 2009 | Apple Mac OS X 10.4

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My lap top worked just fine in the morning and went into sleep mode. The computer was unplugged so there isn't a power surge issue. I've tried shutting it down by holding down the power key, I removed the...


try the following steps.
1.remove the battery pack
2.press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
3. plug in the ac cord to the wall and to your laptop, (make sure the light indicator on ac adapter is on)
4. press the power button once to turn on
IF this process fails, more likely you have a motherboard issue. South Bridge chipset may need to be resoldering or replaced
hope it helps yuva

Mar 26, 2009 | Operating Systems

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My pc is restarting automatically continously when i turn on my


Does it show BLUE Screen, or does it show the Windows loading before it restarts?

If Bluescreen, something happened to root system files and you need to REPAIR
1. Shut down PC, pull out all USB devices, Floppies and insert Win CDROM
2. Power on
3. Press any key to boot from CDROM
4. Select Install
5. Select Repair
6. Ans questions and let run 30min
7. Remove CDROM
8. Reboot - it should work now

If Windows Logo, A device or driver you or MS or Mozilla or... installed for you malfunctioned and you need to start in LAST KNOWN GOOD mode
1. Reboot
2. Press F8 and hold down
3. Enter Password if asked
4. Select "Last Known Good"
5. When stable and logged in, Reboot



Jan 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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When i want to turn off the computer, the pc will not shut down u


Hey,
try to run CHKDSK:

1. Click Start, and then Run.
2. Type cmd, and then press ENTER.
3. At the command prompt, type:
chkdsk drive: /f /r
and then press ENTER.

:)

Jan 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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PC SHUTS DOWN MONITOR AND FAN


Hi Brandy19960,

Thanks for the posting in FIXYA.

Please do the following steps:


Step – 1

Right-click on My Computer, open Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “Startup & Recovery,” click Settings. Under “System Failure,” Uncheck the box in front of “Automatically restart.”



Step - 2


To change the setting, click Start --> Run--> type GPEDIT.MSC, click OK.

Drill down to Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options.

In the right pane, find “Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile.”

NOTE: Since someone actually has to have set this policy, the problem will be pretty rare, but is worth mentioning. However, Forum participant “roadrunner” reported that the personal security app Privacy Eraser automatically enables “Clear virtual memory pagefile,” and, therefore, may be the cause of a slow shutdown.



Step - 3

When Windows XP won’t powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled. To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View. Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node. Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem (Tip from Terri Stratton). Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel. If there is an APM tab, make sure the “Enable Advanced Power Management Support” box is checked.


Step - 4
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Try a Shutdown shortcut -


For a shortcut to RESTART Windows XP:
SHUTDOWN -r -t 01

For a shortcut to SHUT DOWN Windows XP:
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

Step 5
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WORK-AROUND: Disable power management for your USB hub: Open Device Manager (click Start, click Run, type DEVMGMT.MSC, click OK). Double-click to expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Double-click USB Root Hub. Click Power Management. Uncheck the box “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.” OK your way out

Step – 6
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Click on the Start button.
Select Run from the menu.
In the run dialog box type “msconfig”.
Click OK.

Once in the msconfig utility select the startup tab. In the startup tab you will see several programs listed with a checkbox beside it. If there is a check mark beside the application listed, the application will startup when your computer starts up.

Regards
ELLIN

Sep 13, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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No display


Was you display acting strange before this. If so that could be a internal problem with the display (this is a common thing for older CRT monitor) the good news it can be repaired.
Ok that's the worse case Try booting in safe mode and then see if the lets you view you monitor.
If Yes cool If No
Try to unplug the monitor ALL plugs then you can try and different monitor (if you have one) and if that too doesn't work then you at least you know where the problem is.Now try replugging in the OG
display.
Still no luck
then try from another computer go on-line find model get a (driver)
copy it to a disc and install that . You will have to go into BIOS to configure you boot sectors.

Aug 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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